Can we Disarm Domestic Violence

Disarm Domestic Violence

Disarm Domestic Violence

The people in Domestic Violence have put forth the logical thinking that abusers need to be not allowed to own guns by law. And guess who disagrees. The NRA. The National Rifle Association feels it is right and proper for an abuser to own guns. Even to own assault guns. I feel this is absurd and will increase the deaths of victims of Domestic Violence.

Enough victims have died due to their abuse. Why would we want to arm the abusers? The NRA has beaten back legislation to stop abusers from owning guns. This legislation would mandate that an abuser turn in all guns and not be able to buy more. Yes, I realize it is easy. Under current laws, you can buy guns at gun shows and other places.

Do we want to make it easier for the abuser to have a gun to further his/her power and control? They believe it is the constitutional right even of abusers. The NRA feels guns should not be confiscated unless someone is found guilty of a felony. They feel it “would be a nuisance”. I believe it could save lives.

At this point in time, Domestic Violence is a misdemeanor and includes a maximum sentence of 18 months. Even if it is a felony in your state, abusers need to lose the guns.

In Washington, current law gives judges issuing civil protection orders the discretion to require the surrender of firearms.They need to find a “serious and imminent threat” to public health. Records show that they seldom confiscate guns from an abuser. I guess if the imminent threat is ‘only’ about the women and children, that doesn’t count as public safety.

According to the New York Times, at least five women have been murdered in New York City by guns used by their abuser.This form of gun violence happens all the time even when the courts step in because the laws requiring the surrender of firearm under orders protection are not strong enough, subject to judicial lacity or are non-existent.

There are many individual stories that can freeze your blood. A woman’s abuser held a gun in her mouth and threatened to shoot her. He did not lose his guns until the cops stopped him from shooting her a second time. A woman filed for divorce and a restraining order. The cops refused to remove his collection of firearms. She went into hiding, with the assistance of the “Underground Railroad” that has been created by Domestic Violence shelters.  After a while she felt safe and she returned to her life. Her husband caught her in a parking lot and shot her and then killed himself.

The NRA needs to be stopped from encouraging the right to bear arms even if you are guilty of being an abuser. Male or female abuser, it is the same.If the NRA supports families as they like to brag about, then they should agree to the confiscation of all the guns of a person who assaults their spouse, significant other or children.  It is time to revisit the intention of the Second Amendment. The Founding Fathers did not intend for people to hide their crimes behind the Amendment.

If you are interested, there are previous blogs of mine dealing with gun control and Domestic Violence.

The War on Women

The War on Women

Quote from Abraham Lincoln

Quote from Abraham Lincoln

Don't turn away from uncomfortable truth. Stand up and stop the violence. Care what happens in families.

Don’t turn away from uncomfortable truth. Stand up and stop the violence. Care what happens in families.

28 thoughts on “Can we Disarm Domestic Violence

  1. andy1076 says:

    Typical, how quickly certain groups forget the tragedy that happened at sandy hook, clearly they need to rethink their thoughts on who can and who shouldn’t own a gun period

  2. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Keep fighting against this War On Women Ms. Barbara!!!

  3. When I worked for the D.A. we had a homicide case we worked on. The victim had filed a restraining order and asked the judge to take the abusers guns away. Like so many judges he thought this was the victim being paranoid and after all it is just a small family problem. The abuser got served the order, walked into a restaurant and shot her dead. Bullets flying in a roomful of people. People hurt, a child left without its mother and of course the victim dead.

  4. It is only women and children, right?

    We hear this in the actions of the makers of law. We hear this in the actions of judges. We hear this in the police officers who walk away. We hear this in those who argue daily for the rights of gun owners.

    It is only women, it is only children. They matter far less than the rights of those who would kill them.

  5. Society, even in our first world countries still has a very distorted view of women and children’s value, despite that without women there would be no men or children of either gender. We are rightfully up in arms about the rapes etc that occur elsewhere eg the recent case in India, but it is not so different in our own countries just a lot more inclined to be played down and covered up…Our societies hide such abuse behind a cover of greater civility than our neighbours in other countries and we work to show ourselves, wrongfully superior and morally superior.

    Trouble is…strip the abusers of their guns – great idea on the face of it, but they would simply “go underground” to get their guns and nobody would be regulating them at all. More criminal elements would become embedded in society than ever and potentially the more extreme dangerous weapons they would purchase from unscrupulous gun dealers would make them even more dangerous and no-one would have a clue who owned what…no easy answers so far as I see it, in my humble opinion at least….

    • Thank you for stopping by and commenting.I think that there is truth in what you say.however we have to make it as difficult as possible for an abuser to obtain a gun. This will possibly save some lives.

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    • I helped to start a DV shelter in the late 70’s and among other endeavors I actively kept my hand in until 1995. Now Women’s issues is one of the subjects I blog on. Thank you for your support and for taking the time to leave a comment. Hugs, Barbara

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